Over the weekend, Fox TV Group Chairman Gary Newman revealed there are currently talks in place to bring back The X-Files, the groundbreaking, superb sci-fi horror show that was huge in the 90’s. While Newman said this was simply at the talks stage right now, fans have gotten very excited at the prospect of a new series, rather than a third film, and now star David Duchovny has expressed his interest.
Duchovny, who played Fox Mulder in the series, told USA Today that he’d be “more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with [co-star] Gillian and [series creator] Chris [Carter].” He added, “I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now.”
Duchovny, now 54, did explain that a 20 episode series would be too much for him now, but thankfully he continued to express huge interest:
“We’ll see what form, how many (episodes),” he said. “Certainly I can’t nor would I be interested in doing a full season. It will be in some kind of limited form. We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”
If The X-Files returned a a shorter series, I can’t see fans complaining. The fact The X-Files could be returning at all is good enough for me, regardless of how many episodes will be in a series.
Gillian Anderson, who played Dana Scully, also recently revealed her interest in returning to the show. In fact her exact words were that she would be “fucking overjoyed” to work again with Duchovny and Chris Carter on The X-Files.
Fellow Fox Chairman Dana Walden added some reality to Newman’s tease, telling reporters that while there are plans to being the show back, the big problem is exactly when it could happen.
Walden stated that the X-Files is currently in the logistics stage, and they are working on when they can get series creator Chris Carter, and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny back together. Anderson alone is currently heavily involved in Hannibal Series 3, so don’t expect the X-Files to return anytime soon.
However, with this sudden burst of interest, there is the possibility that The X-Files series just might get put into development a lot sooner than we all initially thought…